AssociateDefaultView - AWS Resource Explorer


Sets the specified view as the default for the AWS Region in which you call this operation. When a user performs a Search that doesn't explicitly specify which view to use, then AWS Resource Explorer automatically chooses this default view for searches performed in this AWS Region.

If an AWS Region doesn't have a default view configured, then users must explicitly specify a view with every Search operation performed in that Region.

Minimum permissions

To call this operation, you must have the following permissions:

  • Action: resource-explorer-2:AssociateDefaultView

    Resource: No specific resource (*). However, an index must be present in the AWS Region in which you call the operation.

Related operations

Request Syntax

POST /AssociateDefaultView HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "ViewArn": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The Amazon resource name (ARN) of the view to set as the default for the AWS Region and AWS account in which you call this operation. The specified view must already exist in the called Region.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1011.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "ViewArn": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The Amazon resource name (ARN) of the view that the operation set as the default for queries made in the AWS Region and AWS account in which you called this operation.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The credentials that you used to call this operation don't have the minimum required permissions.

HTTP Status Code: 403


The request failed because of internal service error. Try your request again later.

HTTP Status Code: 500


You specified a resource that doesn't exist. Check the ID or ARN that you used to identity the resource, and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The request failed because you exceeded a rate limit for this operation. For more information, see Quotas for Resource Explorer.

HTTP Status Code: 429


You provided an invalid value for one of the operation's parameters. Check the syntax for the operation, and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400



The following example sets the view named MyMainView, as specified by its ARN, to be the default for the AWS Region in which you call the operation, in this example, us-east-1.

Sample Request

POST /AssociateDefaultView HTTP/1.1 Host: X-Amz-Date: 20221101T200059Z Accept-Encoding: identity User-Agent: <UserAgentString> Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=<Credential>, SignedHeaders=<Headers>, Signature=<Signature> { "ViewArn": "arn:aws:resource-explorer-2:us-east-1:123456789012:view/MyMainView/EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-EXAMPLE11111" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 20:00:59 GMT Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> { "ViewArn": "arn:aws:resource-explorer-2:us-east-1:123456789012:view/MyMainView/EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-EXAMPLE11111" }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: